“On Sunday afternoon, a small seaplane crashed into Puget Sound off Whidbey Island. My beloved sister Lauren, brother-in-law Ross and baby nephew Lemmy were on board the plane.” Hilti writes. “To make this news even more devastating, my sister is eight months pregnant and we were expecting to welcome our baby boy, Luca, into the world next month.
“These three days have been the worst of our lives. There really are no words to adequately convey the depth of our grief,” Hilti wrote.
She is known for her roles in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ and ‘Noises Off’ and the TV series ‘Smash’.
“What I wanted to do was to publicly acknowledge this painful family tragedy, but several news outlets have misgendered my lovely nephew and have not even mentioned baby Luca. I noticed that there are several institutions.
She also requested that personal information, including the name of her niece, who had not been on the plane with her parents and siblings, be kept private because she is a minor.
“The outpouring of love and support means a lot to all of our family,” Hilti wrote. I got it.”